If I don't write things down, I tend to stare listlessly out the window, trying to remember what I should be doing.
Or I take a nap.
At the start of my spring break a week ago, I created a Spring Break Wish List. I put down anything and everything I wanted to do. I called it a wish list because if I called it a "To Do" list, I would feel a sense of dread and failure if I didn't get everything done. This way, it reduced the pressure.
You can see from all of the filled in boxes that I got a lot of my wishes granted -- everything from cleaning the bathroom to buying myself flowers. This system really worked for me!
This week, I also celebrate...
* The safe travels of my family who went to Orlando for a band competition. (That's my son, Ryan, in the background helping to load suitcases.)
* Meeting this amazing lady, Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, for coffee. We talked and talked and before we knew it, almost two hours had passed. Jen and I have a lot in common (aside from our names) and I look forward to the next time we get together -- where we plan to spend time writing and not talking so much. (Yeah, right! :)
* On Thursday, I took my mom out to lunch for her birthday. I'm so lucky to have her so near and still a part of my life.
* The first peek of spring. This burst of color surprised me when I went out to get the mail yesterday afternoon. It wasn't there the day before. I hope this is a sign....
Finally, in honor of April being Poetry Month, I am going to try to write a haiku on this blog every day. Try....
The moments of life
Sometimes whisper, sometimes yell--
Calling out "Notice!"